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State Sen. candidate Jackie Fielder introduces housing plan, says SB 50 is on its ‘last legs ’

January 25, 2020

By Julian Mark : missionlocal – excerpt

State senate candidate Jackie Fielder on Wednesday announced a housing plan that drew a sharp contrast to the policies of the incumbent she’s running to unseat. It focuses on the production and preservation of affordable housing, instead of the streamlined construction of dense, market-rate developments.

Sen. Scott Wiener “has stood by the conservative economic framework that we can simply build our way out of the housing crisis,” Fielder said, standing among some two dozen supporters at the 16th Street BART plaza at noon.

By contrast, the 25-year-old Fielder laid out a platform, called “California Homes For All,” which emphasized that “housing is a human right.” That notion, she charged, has been lost on city politicians who have “welcomed real estate development with open arms.” She called Wiener the “most real estate-backed politician sitting in the California state legislature.”

Meanwhile, “thousands of working-class people and people of color are being evicted out onto the street without just cause,” she said. “And that’s why I’m running to replace him.”… (more)

If you feel like you prefer to support Jackie’s proposal to protect existing housing and tenants and put the needs of residents over greed for profits, you may want to support the opposition by contacting the state reps to let them know you oppose the bill. Ultimately, the voters will determine how the state performs through the election process. Quite a few candidates are running to protect local control. Easy actions you may take are here:

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